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Anglican Church
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I. History and Ecclesiology – II. Missions of the Anglican Church

I. History and Ecclesiology

The word Anglican describes not a single church but a family of churches around the world, all of which trace their roots to the Church of England. There are 38 national churches that are considered Anglican with a total membership of around 70 million, but only six have the word in their official name (Australia, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and South America).

1. History.

The histor…

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Reed, David and Yates, Timothy E., “Anglican Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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